Cynthia Osokogu’s killers sentenced to death!

The killers of late Cynthia Osokogu have been sentenced to death.

In a judgment delivered today by Justice Olabisi Akinlade at a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, Lagos, the duo of Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike were convicted of murdering Osokogu and received the death sentence as penalty for their crime.

Osokogu was murdered on July 22, 2012 at Cosmilla Hotel, Lake View Estate, FESTAC Town, while visiting her friends (whom she had made acquaintance with via Facebook) who later became her murderers.

The 24-year-old Osokogu was a postgraduate student of the Nasarawa State University until her death.

Though the convicts had earlier pled not guilty to all the charges brought against them, Justice Akinlade, in her judgment, said that the evidences brought before the court and against the convicts were compelling.

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Judgment to be delivered four years after Cynthia Osokogu’s murder

It has been four years since Cynthia Osokogu, a postgraduate student of Nasarawa State University, was murdered in a FESTAC hotel, Lagos. A Lagos High Court will, on March 23, deliver judgment in the trial of the four suspects fingered in her murder.

During the adoption of the final written addresses by all counsel in the case on January 12, 2017, Justice Olabisi Akinlade of a Lagos High Court, Igbosere, set March 23 as the date when judgment will be delivered.

Osokogu had visited Lagos in 2012 and was invited to Cosmilla Hotel in Festac town by a lover she allegedly met through Facebook.

The four suspects standing trial for Osokogu’s murder are Okwumo Nwabufo, 33; Olisaeloka Ezike, 23; Orji Osita, 33, and Ezike Nonso, 25.

Their arraignment in court was on a six-count charge of conspiracy, murder, stealing, recklessness, negligence and possession of stolen goods with trial beginning on February 8, 2013. All four suspects, however, pled not guilty to all counts.

Cynthia Osokogu’s corpse was discovered in a morgue in Lagos after a month-long search upon declaration by her family that she had gone missing.

Osokogu, until her death, owned a boutique and was visiting Lagos to buy products for resale when she met her untimely death.